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MELANIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does melanin mean? 

MELANIN (noun)
  The noun MELANIN has 1 sense:

1. insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

  Familiarity information: MELANIN used as a noun is very rare.


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MELANIN (noun)


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Meaning:

Insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("melanin" is a kind of...):

animal pigment (pigment occurring in animals)

Holonyms ("melanin" is a substance of...):

feather; plumage; plume (the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds)

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


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